Applied Clinical Research (M.S.)

Requirements and Details


Complete admission and program requirements are found in the University Catalog.


The Applied Clinical Research master’s program offers an internship track, a capstone track and certificate options at the St. Cloud State at Plymouth in Plymouth, Minnesota. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. When spots are filled, applicants will automatically be considered for the next semester.

Classes are held weeknights evenings and Saturdays and participation is available in person or by remote.

When applying for a graduate program, the School of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between the applicant and the program. Application materials should be sent to the School of Graduate Studies.

Once all application materials are received, Graduate Studies will forward materials to the program for review and an interview will be scheduled. Thereafter, an admission recommendation will be forwarded to Graduate Studies for a final decision and notification to the applicant.

For admission consideration, applicants must meet minimum Graduate Studies admission requirements. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required, but an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas is recommended:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Another relevant field

Once you submit your application, email so that your application can be tracked and fast-tracked.


Tuition is $892.52 per credit for the current academic year.

Independent Course application

If you would like to take individual courses without pursuing a degree, you can register as a  Special Student.

To be eligible to take independent courses you must:

  • Have an undergraduate degree (in one of the recommended areas is preferred)
  • Have at least 3-5 years of post-undergraduate work experience
  • Obtain the program director's approval in advance

Once you have registered as a Special Student, you can activate your  StarID. Your StarID allows you to access to the university’s services. 

Search available courses to see what courses are available in the coming semester. 


Contact the Applied Clinical Research program by email at or by calling 320-308-2167 or click here to join our mailing list

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